ABB's schedule of technical presentations at IEEE in Chicago April 14-17

2014-04-01 - Throughout the conference, ABB will present many technical papers and info session, and participate in poster, panel and info sessions

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exhibition is quickly approaching and ABB will again have a major presence at the biennial show, the largest T&D conference in North America, held this year at McCormick Place, West Building in Chicago, Illinois. Come visit ABB at its 6,300 sq. ft. booth #6725 to see our complete line of T&D products, systems, services and smart solutions for all your end-to-end grid optimization needs and learn how ABB can help save you money, increase your reliability, uptime and safety. Please also visit booth #7525, Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, and a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial and residential applications.

Throughout the conference, ABB will also present the following technical papers and info session, and participate in poster and panel sessions:

Forum Sessions
April 15-17, 2014
Forum sessions are a new way that the best conference papers are presented at the IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference. Eight forum sessions have been organized, each one containing papers from related disciplines. Presenters in each themed session will have a limited time to speak on their paper. Following all 12 presentations, these experts will be in the room with a poster for a more direct and personal discussion with attendees. Eight forum sessions will run throughout the conference, Tuesday April 15 through Thursday April 17, in room W185BC

FORUM 2
Transformers, Substations, Switchgear Forum (paper forum)
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1:00 PM-3:00 PM ROOM:W185BC

14TD0493, Assessment of Circuit Parameters by Means of Genetic Algorithms for Testing Generator Circuit-Breakers
M. PALAZZO, ABB Switzerland Ltd.
A. MARMOLEJO, ABB Switzerland Ltd.

14TD0564, Storm & Flood Hardening of Electrical Substations
J. BOGGESS, ABB

FORUM 4
Transmission & Distribution and Insulated Conductors Forum (paper forum)
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 8:00 AM-10:00 AM ROOM:W185BC

14TD0160, A Framework for Intelligent Feeder Overloading
X. FENG, ABB US Corporate Research Center
M. MOUSAVI, ABB US Corporate Research Center

FORUM 6
Power System Planning & Implementation & Power System Relaying Forum (paper forum)
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 3:15 PM-5:15 PM ROOM:W185BC

14TD0252, Hybrid Overcurrent Protection Relay Based on Rotating Magnetic Field Principle
D. ISHCHENKO, ABB Inc.

Panel Sessions
April 15-17, 2014
Panel Sessions are an important and integral part of the technical program. Dozens of Panel Sessions have been organized by the various PES technical committees and will be chaired by recognized experts in the field. Registered conference attendee badges are required for entrance to the Panel Sessions.

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Energy Storage Applications and Business Models
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
ROOM: W185D

Panel Summary:
In this panel session, researchers and engineers from independent system operators (ISOs), utilities, and research institutes will share their results and field deployment experiences of using energy storage for providing energy and ancillary services in power transmission grids and for integrating distributed renewable resources in power distribution systems. Performance and economic evaluations will be presented for each application. Opportunities and challenges for future deployment of similar energy storage systems will also be discussed.

14TD0677, Managing Energy Storage for Providing Energy and Ancillary Services
X. FENG, ABB

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HVDC Transmission and FACTS Fundamentals
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
ROOM: W184A

Panel Summary:
There has been a renewed interest in the application of HVDC transmission schemes in recent years, for applications including back-to-back converters, bulk power transfer, and off-shore wind applications, as well as proposals for HVDC grids. In addition, applications requiring dynamic reactive compensation utilizing FACTS controllers have been increasing. Reactive compensation is often used to improve voltage regulation or to enhance power transfer. In many cases, reactive compensation using fixed or mechanically switched capacitors is sufficient. However, some applications require the reactive compensation to vary dynamically using FACTS devices. This panel session introduces fundamental concepts of both HVDC transmission and FACTS controllers. The presentations are tutorial in nature and do not presume familiarity with power electronics. It is intended that these sessions will provide the background material that enables attendees to proceed to the more technically advanced presentations in this conference.

14TD0668, HVDC Technology: LCC
M. BAHRMAN, ABB

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On-line Condition Monitoring Value for Present and Future Grids
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 8:00 AM-10:30 AM
ROOM: W185A

Chair: Nicolaie Fantana, ABB Corporate Research

Panel Summary:
New technologies and devices help to keep our networks in shape to avoid failures and human hazards, and to allow safe operation and optimized maintenance and asset management. On-line condition monitoring (OLCM) devices and systems are among such systems. This session will address the value obtained and the lessons learned from OLCM installations in operation. Additional topics will include the role, positioning, and impact of OLCM systems in future grids, and the challenges considering integration in existing systems, data and lifelong integrated operation.

Experts from utility, manufacturing, research and academia will present their views, experience and outlook.

14TD0731, Substation Condition Monitoring for Paradigm Change.
N. FANTANA, ABB Corporate Research

14TD0726, Turning Data Collected by Monitoring and Condition Assessment into Transformer Reliability Information
C. STIEGEMEIER, ABB Inc.

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FACTS/Power Electronics Installations
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
ROOM: W184A

Panel Summary:
In the evolving utility environment, financial and market forces continue to demand a more optimal and profitable operation of the power system.

Now, more than ever, advanced technologies are paramount for the reliable and secure operation of power systems, including effective integration of renewable resources.

To achieve both operational reliability and financial profitability, it has become clear that more efficient utilization and control of the existing power system infrastructure is required.

Power electronics based equipment has been termed Flexible AC Transmission Systems-FACTS, and can provide proven technical solutions to allow for improved power system operation with minimal infrastructure investment, environmental impact, and implementation time compared to the construction of new transmission lines.
This Panel Session presents and explores several recent successful applications of power electronics as part of the electrical power system (including FACTS) and presents advancements of FACTS controls, modeling, refurbishment, and renewable energy application.

14TD0217, Design and Application of SVC units in the CREZ System
A. BOSTROM, ABB Inc.

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Transformer Monitoring and Design Update
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
ROOM: W184D

Panel Summary:
Panel topics include: an update on developments in several areas of monitoring transformers, monitoring for core saturation during GIC events, evaluating the susceptibility of a fleet of transformers to effects of GIC, wind power transformer design and monitoring of transformer condition.

14TD0734, A Process for Evaluating the Degree of Susceptibility of a fleet of Power Transformers to Effects of GIC
R. GIRGIS, ABB Inc.

Poster Sessions
An important part of the IEEE PES Technical Program is the Poster Session, where papers from each represented committee and all topics will be presented. Authors will be on-hand for open dialog with attendees. The Posters will be presented during a reception held on the evening of Wednesday April 16th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Ballroom E (Room W375e).

Power System Instrumentation & Measurement Posters
14TD0324, Eastern Interconnection Model Reduction Based on Phasor Measurements
R. NUQUI, ABB

Power Systems Analysis Computation and Economics Posters
14TD0569, Availability Improvement of Large Nuclear Power Stations With Generator Circuit-Breaker for Short-Circuit Currents up to 300 kA
M. PALAZZO, ABB Switzerland Ltd.
A. MARMOLEJO, ABB Switzerland Ltd.

Substations Posters
14TD0526, Three-Phase Enclosed Gas Insulated Substation Technology up to 245 kV and its Impact for Improved Power System Reliability
D. FUECHSLE, ABB Ltd

Transformers Posters
14TD0004, Probabilistic Transformer Fault Tree Analysis Using Bayesian Networks
L. CHEIM, ABB
L. LIN, ABB
A. DAGNINO, ABB

14TD0380, A Process for Evaluating the Degree of Susceptibility of a Fleet of Power Transformers to Effects of GIC
R. GIRGIS, ABB Inc.
K. VEDANTE, ABB Inc.
G. BURDEN, ABB Inc.

Education Track
Fundamentals of Electric Power Systems for Engineers
This track is composed of eight, two-hour sessions that will be taught by experienced power system educators. The purpose of the track is to provide refresher materials on the electrical engineering fundamentals of power systems for engineers.

ES08: Thursday, April 17, 10:10 am – 12:10 pm
Hands on Instruction by Relay Manufacturers

Info Session
Solving high 63 kA and above requirements in MV Arc Resistant Switchgear
Wednesday, April 16, 2014; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 471B
Presenters: Don Elliott, Global Product Line Manager - Medium Voltage Switchgear, ABB Inc.
Solve 63 kA and higher interrupting ratings with ABB’s new SafeGear HD arc resistant switchgear combined with fault current limiting technology.